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ALLDAYEVERYDAY has joined forces with director Nelson Cabrera for exclusive global representation for both multicultural and general market advertising. Nelson is a 10-time Cannes Lion Winner with 24 Shortlists in 18 years, along with accolades from LIA, Clios, ANDYs, NYFF and the Emmy Awards. Fluent in Spanish and English (along with some basic Mandarin), Nelson has filmed projects around the world for agencies Crispin & Porter+Bogusky, DDB, WeBlievers, Grey, Energy BBDO, JWT, Orci, Merkley, Cole Weber, the Community, Lopez Negrete, Zubi, Alma, BBH Shanghai and BBDO South China for brands VW, Adidas, Honda, Walmart, Wrigley, Bayer, Foxtel, Ford, Volvo and Candy Crush, among others.
“Nelson’s is a powerhouse talent whose body of work is impressive, bold, and authentically speaks to audiences in a variety of markets,” says ALLDAYEVERYDAY Co-Founder Michael Karbelnikoff. “He is someone who has dedicated his life to the art and craft of cinema, and this bold passion drives everything he does. We are excited to work together.”
Nelson studied art and filmmaking at SVA and NYU. He began his career as a DGA Assistant Director on the feature side and TV commercials working for some of the film industry’s biggest directors, absorbing the atmosphere of creative collaboration before assuming the role of director earning a place in Shoot’s New Directors Showcase and Shortlisted at Cannes by CFP-F/Shots for Young Directors Award. In 2011, after directing via a number of production houses out of LA, he opened his own production company Cherry Sundae. In addition to his exceptional and artful eye, Nelson is known for his ability to find the right “groove” on set with actors, often for the goal of that perfect comedic delivery.
The signing follows a period in which the director turned his attention and focus to his other creative inspiration: wildlife and large format landscape photography. As a photographer/painter he holds a residency at Studio18 in South Florida, which is the site of an upcoming show on April 1st, 2022. He is also an impassioned plein air painter.
“I have known Michael for many years and when we reconnected I had just had this incredible time away to work on the artist residency,” Nelson explains. “Once we started talking, I felt the pull to reconnect with filmmaking and to team up with Michael and ALLDAY. I love photography and painting but directing is my life.”
To view selected work visit http://www.alldayeveryday.com/creators/nelson-cabrera